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Intended use and yield expectation are key factors for optimising crop nutrition in potatoes: Potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), sulphur (S) and phosphorus (P) serve as the foundation for quality, yield and storage qualities of potatoes; foliar applied trace elements such as boron and manganese provide the “icing on the cake”. more

 

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Alternaria in potatoes – Magnesium helps to prevent the disease. In 2010, there was a marked increase in the incidence of alternaria infections in potatoes. Magnesium fertilisation strengthens the resistance against this important fungal pathogen.  more

Potato cultivation I

Potassium fertilisation essential in potato production. In the production of starch and industrial potatoes, an insufficient supply of potassium can quickly result in storage and quality problems. This has been proved by comprehensive field trials.  more

Potato cultivation II

Balanced nutrient supply essential for qualityp. In addition to improving yield, a balanced nutrient supply also safeguards potato quality Potassium, magnesium and boron play important roles.  more

Audio Track Potato & Quality

Our audio track provides valuable information on optimising the nutrient supply to potatoes, as well as the effects on marketable tuber yield, starch content and deep-frying colour.  more

Video Potato

Our video featuring useful information on improving potato yield and quality.  more

Picture gallery

Exciting facts and figures from the world of potatoes, from A as in Agriculture, to B as in Breeding and D as in Deficiency, illustrated by a colourful new picture gallery.  more

Did you know that...?

... during the first half of the 16th century, Spanish explorers brought the first potatoes back to Europe, from their trips to the Andes?  more

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